FFRF combats National Day of Prayer in nation’s capital today


The Freedom From Religion Foundation previously announced its secular bus campaign currently ongoing in Washington, D.C., and that was timed to make an impact on unconstitutional celebrations of the congressionally sponsored and mandated National Day of Prayer today. 

The bus signs include presidential injunctions against mixing religion and government. FFRF also placed four very colorful D.C. metro dioramas (pictured for the first time, above).

Eighty buses bear messages such as JFK's statement, "I believe in an America where the separation between church and state is absolute," "In Reason We Trust" on a Lincoln penny, and a red-white-and-blue caveat, "God & Government — A Dangerous Mix. Keep State & Church Separate." The Thomas Jefferson statement, "Question with boldness even the existence of a God," is especially relevant to this campaign because, as president, Jefferson never issued prayer proclamations.

FFRF also used its bus campaign as an occasion to salute the late actress Butterfly McQueen, a nearly lifelong atheist who was famously manhandled in a D.C. Greyhound bus terminal in 1980, sued and settled. FFRF has placed an image of McQueen, a Lifetime Member of FFRF, in the front of the bus along with presidential secular messages in a total of 100 buses. The impressive interior ads can't be missed — right behind the driver's seat.

Fight back. Support FFRF's legal fight (three legal challenges against the National Day of Prayer underway) and its innovative and educational bus campaigns and billboards. Help celebrate freethought and secular government!

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